This volume collects thirteen papers by one of the leading philosophers of his generation, who died prematurely in 1980. The majority deal with the philosophy of language, informed by a lively sense of the interconnections with issues in metaphysics and the philosophy of mind.
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The Causal Theory of Names
Identity and Predication
Semantic Structure and Logical Form
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